The 20 inch Itch
The Crab Nebula (M1)


I was recently diagnosed with a severe case of "telescopum aperturus dermetitas", also known as the 20 Inch Itch. In case you are unfamiliar with this malady, those afflicted have uncontrollable desires for photographic access to telescopes at dark sites with secondary mirrors at least as large as the primary mirrors of normal scopes. :>)

Rather than face months or years of chronic suffering due to the high cost of a permanent cure, modern technology has allowed me to scratch my itch! I recently started a course of therapeutic treatments using a 20 inch f/8 RC scope via Internet access and control and am pleased to report that my condition is in remission.



60 minutes Luminance (1X1), RGB (combination from RC and Mewlon 300 telescopes)
RCOS 20 inch (f/8)
SBIG STL-11000XM


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